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[UPDATE] Science Fiction Literature and Film deadline EXTENDED: April 15th (RMMLA)

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 1:23pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The paper proposal deadline for RMMLA has passed, but one more presenter is needed for the Science Fiction Literature and Film panel. Consider the following topics:

posthumanism, utopia/dystopia, cyberculture, adaptation, postcolonial sci-fi, technology, steam punk, gender, sexuality, apocalypse, othering, ecocriticism, archetypes, the hero's journey, identity, time travel, film & television, etc.

Don't feel limited by the topics above; ALL proposals will be considered. Send abstracts to by April 15th.

Our Sea of Islands 2: Insular Spaces: Deadline June 1, 2011 (NCS, Portland, Oregon, Portland, July 23-26, 2012)

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:17am
New Chaucer Society

The second of these related sessions focuses on ideas about insularity in late-medieval texts and artworks, including Chaucerian ones. What were the correspondences between ideas of religious isolation and geographical insularity? How were islands imagined in relation to each other within archipelagos? What were the distinctions between islands and continents? How was the shoreline an interactive space? Proposals are invited for 15 or 20 minutes papers that examine how people thought about insularity in geographical, political, religious, and artistic discourses.

Our Sea of Islands 1: Aquatic Spaces: Deadline June 1, 2011 (NCS, Portland, Oregon, Portland, July 23-26, 2012)

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:17am
The New Chaucer Society

The main title of these two related session refers to the influential twentieth-century ideas of Epeli Hau-ofa, who reimagined the Pacific in terms of plentitude, networks, and routes. For the first panel, proposals are invited for 15 or 20 minute papers that use recent theoretical ideas about aquatic spaces to examine late-medieval texts and artworks, including Chaucerian ones. What does Britain, Europe, and the world look like from the sea? What shapes did medieval oceanic or inland water routes, vectors, and forces take? How did writers imagine (trans)maritime networks of exchange? What texts or topoi acted as agents of archipelagic and regional integration? What aquatic discourse were familiar to medieval writers, including Chaucer?

Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities/7.28.2011-7.30.2011

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:04am
Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Die Wunderkammer (German for "the wonder-room" or "the miracle chamber") was merely one incarnation of the phenomenon of the "cabinet of curiosities" that first appeared in Europe in the 16th century. The cabinet of curiosities was based in the collection of objects, specimens and artifacts that inspired curiosity and wonder, and sometimes defied the terms classification. In many ways, the Cabinet of Curiosities was a precursor to the modern museum.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for Lifewriting Annual, Vol. 4, to June 1, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 9:48am
Lifewriting Annual

Lifewriting Annual seeks critical and scholarly essays on lifewriting in all forms: biography, autobiography, memoir, journals, diaries, graphic "novels" and new media. We look especially for articles describing and assessing scholarly resources for biographical writing, such as manuscript collections and letters. For the "Crossings" section, hybrid essays combining one or more lifewriting genres with another genre are welcome. We publish reviews of recently published biographies, autobiographies, and other works of lifewriting, but do not publish reviews of critical works on lifewriting. Submissions may treat works in any language or period but must be written in English.

New Deadline: June 1, 2011


Monday, April 4, 2011 - 3:36am
Anthology Editor

Scholarly essays are invited for an anthology of critical essays on Aesthetics of Haiku Poetry to be published by a reputed publisher from India. The essays may include the traditional as well as contemporary trends in Haiku poetry with special focus on evolution and development of Haiku in English language across the world. For further details, please write to Editor of the anthology at


MSA 13 (Oct. 6-9, 2011)--Proposed Panel on Empathy and Modernism

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 11:31pm
Meghan Marie Hammond / New York University

We are looking for a third contributor to round out a proposed panel on empathy and modernism for the 2011 Modernist Studies Association conference in Buffalo. Please send 250-word abstracts for papers exploring problems of "thinking with" or "feeling with" others in modernism, along with a short cv, to by Monday, April 11. We welcome papers on any modernist topic, but especially those treating the visual arts. Please note if you are not already a member of the MSA you will have to join for the 2011-2012 membership year (starting July 1, 2011) in order to participate.

[UPDATE] International Conference "Barbarism Revisited: New Perspectives on an Old Concept" (Leiden, May 31-June 1, 2012)

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 7:29pm
Leiden University (Netherlands) & The University of Bonn (Germany)

International Conference

Barbarism Revisited
New Perspectives on an Old Concept


Organizing institutions: Leiden University (Netherlands) & The University of Bonn (Germany)
Location: Leiden

Date: May 31 - June 1, 2012

Organizers: Prof.Dr. Christian Moser (Bonn) & Dr. Maria Boletsi (Leiden)

Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Terry Eagleton
- François Hartog